Quantative Easing

Mervyn’s mini mea culpa

3 May 2012 17:34

The newspapers and internet today are full of headlines about Mervyn King admitting the Bank of England was ‘late to…

Revealed: the grey recovery

28 March 2012 17:38

Are pensioners doing their bit for the recovery? The agenda of ‘intergenerational fairness’ has arisen in response to the idea…

Previewing my Week in Westminster

24 March 2012 9:05

I’m presenting Week in Westminster at 11am on Radio Four today, and get to choose four topics for discussion. My…

Twelve points about the Budget

21 March 2012 15:19

There’s much to applaud in this budget, but as ever we in Coffee House are focusing on things jumping out…

Yes to new roads, no to a pensions raid

19 March 2012 17:04

New roads in Britain are badly-needed, but who should bear the costs? Motorists, says David Cameron — and his speech…

How Mervyn King’s role has changed

12 March 2012 9:02

A week devoted to Mervyn King and his eight-year reign at the Bank of England sounds like pretty turgid stuff.…

Those gloomy OECD projections in full

28 November 2011 12:21

Thanks to the tremors along Westminster’s grapevine, we already knew that today’s OECD Economic Outlook would make for pretty dreary…

How bad is it, Mervyn?

7 October 2011 9:10

Remember when Alistair Darling said that we faced the worst financial crisis for sixty years? Now Mervyn King has trumped…

Another round of Easing

6 October 2011 12:06

So the Bank of England has pulled the lever on a second round of Quantitative Easing. Apparently sluggish economic growth,…

Briefing: QE2

1 October 2011 18:20

Get ready for more Quantitative Easing. This week, Reuters found that economists think there’s a 40 per cent chance the…

Is Osborne ready for the next crisis?

23 September 2011 16:49

There is a strange pre-Lehman feeling in the air right now: the idea that something awful is going to happen,…

Clegg sounds a dire warning on the economy

14 September 2011 11:41

Nick Clegg gave a speech on the economy earlier this morning. As Tim Montgomerie notes, Clegg came close to admitting…

Time for the QE gamble, again

11 September 2011 16:23

It’s time to warm up the printing presses. When growth evaporates and governments feel politically unable to cut spending or…

King’s ransom

7 January 2011 9:36

How much bigger does Britain’s inflation have to become before Mervyn King realises it’s a problem? The VAT rise should…

Osborne needs to hold the line

11 August 2010 9:05

Even governors can be wrong. The Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report is expected to downgrade its original growth forecasts…

Inflation is the price of Brown’s recklessness

20 April 2010 15:47

Who would have thunk it? Inflation has again “surprised” on the upside – 3.4 per cent against a 2.0 percent…

The not so steady creep of inflation

19 January 2010 12:01

As Mark Bathgate and Fraser warned, the economic crisis now has an added dimension: inflation. The government’s preferred marker, the…

Surprise, suprise, inflation’s on the rise

15 January 2010 13:45

Oops! Britain’s inflation is heading back to 4 per cent territory ­ as you’d expect with the Bank of England…

Brown’s next worry: the Gilt markets

8 January 2010 11:57

With inflation continuing to “surprise” on the upside, how long can the Bank of England keep justifying printing money? Now…

What happens when quantitative easing stops?

17 December 2009 18:13

Where the Gilt market goes in coming months is going to be very important for the UK economy and politics.…